"Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly." -Albert Einstein

Sunday, November 4, 2012


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Learn more about the full spectrum of programs and services that NAMI provides across the country for people whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness.
Find the support you need:
  • Center for Excellence
    The NAMI Center for Excellence team works to provide NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates with the the technical assistance, resources and tools they need to build organizational capacity and achieve the goals of the NAMI Standards of Excellence.

  • State and Local NAMIs
    NAMI's 1,200 affiliate organizations provide local services, support and other opportunities for consumers and their families.
  • Education, Training and Peer Support Center
    NAMI offers an array of education and training programs and services for consumers, family members, providers and the general public. These include Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, NAMI Support Group, In Our Own Voice and more.
  • Consumer Support
    NAMI empowers and educates mental health consumers to address their issues around care, treatment, services, mutual support and consumer rights.
  • Child and Adolescent Action Center
    Families know all too well that the system is failing children and adolescents with mental illnesses. NAMI created the Child & Adolescent Action Center in response to this crisis, to focus attention on systems reform and to help and support families.
  • NAMI on Campus
    NAMI on Campus is a network of student-led mental health awareness, education, and advocacy groups tailored to the needs of individual college communities.
  • Multicultural Action Center
    The Multicultural Action Center focuses attention on system reform to eliminate disparities in mental health care for diverse communities and cultural competence in treatment and support for all who are affected by serious mental illness.
  • NAMI Legal Center
    The NAMI Legal Center provides lawyer referrals as a service to our members and the general public.
  • Veterans & Military Resource Center
    NAMI is proud to provide the following resources for veterans and active duty military members, as well as their families, friends, and advocates.
  • Missing Persons Support
    Resources and support for locating missing persons with mental illness.
  • For Providers
    To help mental health professionals assist consumers and families further, NAMI has created this section of the NAMI Web site especially for you.
  • Information Helpline
    Trained volunteers provide information, referrals, and support to all who have questions about or are affected by serious mental illness. Call 1-800-950-NAMI.

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When you become a member of NAMI, you become part of America's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness. And now you can join online.